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Biotechnology

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Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field merging basic science, applied science, and engineering. Study genetic engineering, cell  biology, molecular biology, and microbiology, analytical instrumentation, and bio processing. Learn about the latest research in immunology, virology, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics.

Biotechnology courses take place in our state-of-the-art labs »


Careers
: Our graduates can work in the bioindustry (biofuel, food, and pharmaceutical industries) monitoring quality control and assurance of biomaterials. They may also specialize in areas such as bioinformatics, genetic and protein engineering, nanobiotechnology, and bioremediation, or apply forensic biology techniques in areas such as criminal forensics.

Find a listing of the top 50 Biotech companies in Canada here »

In addition to the courses listed in the curriculum shown below, this four-year program requires 3 mandatory 4-month co-op work terms.

Biotechnology Curriculum

 

Fall (Sept - Dec)

Winter (Jan - Apr)

Summer (May-Aug)

Year 1

Level IA

Level IB

 

Year 2

Level IIA

Level IIB

Co-op Work Term 1
ENG TECH 2EEO

Year 3

Level IIIA

Co-op – Work Term 2
ENG TECH 3EEO

Co-op – Work Term 3
ENG TECH 4EEO

Year 4

Level IIIB

Level IVA

 

Year 5

Level IVB

*Co-op work-term possibilities for the summers in years 1 and 4 should be discussed with the ECCS office.

The GEN TECH requirements have been revised, please refer to your Advisement Report on MOSAIC for your degree requirements.

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Level IA
WHMIS 1A00     
Introduction to Health and Safety
ENG TECH 1CH3
Chemistry
ENG TECH 1CP3
C++ Programming
ENG TECH 1MC3
Mathematics I
ENG TECH 1PH3
Physics
GEN TECH 1CS3
Communication Skills I
 
Level IB
ENG TECH 1AC3
Analytical Chemistry
ENG TECH 1BI3
Biology
ENG TECH 1EL3
Electricity and Electronics I
ENG TECH 1MT3
Mathematics II
GEN TECH 1CZ3
Communication Skills  II
 
Level IIA
BIO TECH 2CB3
Cell Biology
BIO TECH 2EC3
Chemical Engineering Concepts
BIO TECH 2M03
Molecular Biology
BIO TECH 2OC3
Organic Chemistry
ENG TECH 2MA3
Mathematics III
GEN TECH 2PW3
Professional Workplace Practices 
 
Level IIB
BIO TECH 2BC3
Biochemistry
BIO TECH 2B03
Biotechnology I
BIO TECH 2GT3
Genetics
BIO TECH 2MB3
Microbiology
GEN TECH 2EE3
Engineering Economics
GEN TECH 2MP3
Management Principles
 
Level IIIA
BIO TECH 3B03
Biotechnology II 
BIO TECH 3BC3
Bioprocess Control and Dynamics
BIO TECH 3IV3
Immunology and Virology
ENG TECH 3ES3
Engineering Statistics
GEN TECH 3FF3
Financial Systems
GEN TECH 3MT3
Project Management
 
Level IIIB
BIO TECH 3BP3
Bioreactor Processes and Design
BIO TECH 3FM3
Food Microbiology
BIO TECH 3FR3
Forensics
BIO TECH 3PM3
Pharmacology
GEN TECH 3LS3
Quality Control and Assurance Methods
GEN TECH 3ET3
Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation
 
Level IVA
BIO TECH 4BL3
Biomaterials and Biocompatibility
BIO TECH 4BM3
Biopharmaceuticals
BIO TECH 4GP3
Genomics and Proteomics
BIO TECH 4TR1
Capstone Project I (continues through Level 4B)
GEN TECH 4TS3
Technology and Society
GEN TECH 4OM3
Operations Management
 
Level IVB
BIO TECH 4BI3
Bioinformatics
BIO TECH 4BS3
Biotechnology Regulations
BIO TECH 4TB3
Biotechnology III
BIO TECH 4TR3
Capstone Project II (continues from Level 4A)
GEN TECH 4FT3
Strategic Management
GEN TECH 4TE3
Technology Ethics and Sustainability